|Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 07:01 pm: |
I'm surprised that many people want to have a tatoo in Japanses. Do you know why not many Japanese have Japanese symbol tatoo? This may offend some people, but I will tell you how Japanese people think about Japanese symbol tatoo, so if you already have Japanese tatoo, you may not want to read.
For Japanese, Japanese symbol tatoo is not cool. I don't say all Japanese symbols are not cool, but there are many Japanses symbols which is not cool for tatoo.
Even if a word in English is cool for tatoo, the word which is translated to Japanese is not always cool. How Japanese people observe the symbol is not only the meaning of the word, but also the shape of the word. And the only Japanese knows that the shape is cool or not. So if you want to have Japanese symbol as tatoo, you had better ask Japanese friends that the symbol is cool or not. If you are planning to go to Japan someday, you may reconsider to have Japanese tatoo.
|Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 04:04 pm: |
I would like to have a tattoo of my childrens name done could you tell me how to, there names are Colton and Cameron
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 12:44 am: |
Did you even bother to read my post above?
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 05:49 am: |
I understand you very well, but there are sooo many people who don't know better. I think it comes from a lack of understanding of foreign cultures.
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 03:28 pm: |
2nd post with my name is not my post. Somebody pretend to post as me.
Unless I know how to pronounce the name of your chldren, I'm not sure how to write your children's name in Japanese. You had better find Japanese people in real to ask. And you had better know that sometime people in this site make wrong translation. For example, under the "Symbols bis" somebody transrate (kate → ケト). This is not right and sound very strenge....
I'm not trying to bother people, just telling truth.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 11:39 am: |
i want to get the word FAITH in japanese....would that be offensive? i don't plan on ever going to japan..... or anyone seeing my tatoo.......what's your input?
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 02:50 am: |
To be honest, Kai, I agree with what you said, and I can't understand someone wanting to have a tattoo in Japanese unless they either *are* Japanese, or they are planning to go and live there someday... or if they are incredibly, incredibly crazy about Japan. It seems a lot of people just want a kanji for fashion and I really don't see the point of that! If you are so keen on Japan as to want kanji tattoo, I think it's better to go and live there, then you can see what tattoos Japanese people like.
My bf is Japanese and one day we might live there... I am learning the language but I wouldn't want to get a kanji tattoo because I'm not Japanese myself and I think it's kind of shallow and not respectful. (Of course, that could be different if you live there for a long time and know kanji well...)
None of my business really, anyway... no offence meant to anyone with a tattoo :-)
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 05:04 am: |
Yes, they are soooooo weird to us.
ones in Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana...
but i kinda like to see them for fun
when you see words on T-shirts in japan,
you might feel the same!??
they are so wrong :-)
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 02:37 am: |
Yes, there are some really funny English things written in Japan! In fact I have never been to Japan - maybe in the future... - so perhaps I'm not fair to comment... but I see some things that people post on the web and it makes me laugh. Not to make fun of people's English, though, because I'm sure it's a damn sight better than my beginner's Japanese, lol :-) One of my favourite was 'CATS KNOW VARIOUS THINGS' (!!) - it's not wrong English but it sounds kinda like a conspiracy theory or something! And it's funny to me because my boyfriend has 5 cats. I'm sure they know something I don't... ;-)
But I'm sorry because I'm off topic now! I expect the Kanji tattoos can seem, erm, somewhat strange to a Japanese person, lol. I really do question some (mainly Western) people's insanity over all things Japanese!
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 11:26 pm: |
Dogs know more :-)
Im so off topic....
1) at the entrance of Mitsukoshi Dept.
When a visitor has injustice, I will notify the police irrespective of quantity.
2) at the zoo of Okinawa-city
Do not feed your arm.
3) you will see it when you get on the local line in Gifu.
Please keep your hands and face at all times.
4) Fire escape
5) on the cup at the coffee shop
I wonder why coffee tastes so good when you are naked with your family.
6) guidance to the bathroom for women
For Restrooms, Go back toward your behind.
7) The baker in my town
8) in the women's bathroom
You lady will push this button before leaving.
9) at the hotel in Japan
You are invited to take advantage of the chamber maid.
10) in the menu of the bar in Tokyo
Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.
11) how to use the air-conditioner of the hotel in Japan
Cooles and heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.
12) The directions sign of the detour seen in Kyushu
Stop: Drive Sideways
13) in the flier of the rent-a-car company in Tokyo
When passengef of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 11:29 pm: |
if you really want tattos in japanese, the best way to do is to have japanese people and ask how they think about it.
plus, get some nice Kanji! the shape(style) of the word. meaning also.
i see many funny translations in this site....
literal translation can be strange to us.
i made names in Kanji with "ateji"(a japanese character used as phonetic symbol rather than for its meaning) for my friends before. not for tatoos though.
it was pretty cool
is this the site you can get one??
i think that just one(or a few) kanji would be nice for tatoos. or maybe some kind of a design of Japanese style??
anyways, i dont know really...
if you like it, then its all good!? :-)
|Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 01:40 am: |
Miki, your post made me laugh! I like number 5 (but I think I know the answer, hehe!).
Yeah, I don't there is anything wrong with having kanji tattoo providing you get an opinion of Japanese person on whether the kanji is 'right' for what you want to say!
|Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 12:31 pm: |
i dont really understand why you guys think japanese writings are tattoos are wired,...i think people just like how it looks considering the artistic brush strokes and whatnots,...also considering that usually it is the person who got the tattoo who will know what it symbol means. as oppose to it being in, lets say english, everyone will know what it says kinda defeats the story behiind their tattoo,....
im not saying you guys are wrong im just saying that just because you dont live in japan, know japanese, or are japanaese doesnt mean people cant enjoy or be a fan of japanese history
|Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 03:19 pm: |
I am Japanese-American i think its only cool to get a tatoo in with Japanese Characters if you are getting one because you truly understand the meaning of the symbol not to mention you are doing it for the right reason (like not because it looks neat)...